16 in ’16: Read an Award Winner

by Jocelyn

It’s time to Read an Award Winner (or an Honor or shortlisted title)…the next 16 in ’16 Reading Challenge. The book you choose can be fiction or nonfiction, literary or genre, or even an audiobook. If you’re looking for national award winners, take a look at the Man Booker Prize, National Book Award, Notable Books, or Pulitzer Prize. Like to listen to your books? Try the Earphone Awards, Audie Awards, and Listen List. Do you like to get suggestions by booksellers or librarians? Check out LibraryReads, PNBA Book Awards, and Indies Choice Awards. Genre fiction fans, I haven’t forgotten about you! Take a look at The Reading List: Best Adult Genre Fiction or the genre-specific awards below.

Bram Stoker Awards

Edgar Awards
Agatha Awards

RITA Awards
Romantic Times Book Awards

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Arthur C. Clarke (Science Fiction) Award
Nebula Awards
World Fantasy Awards

Spur Awards

If you need help choosing a book, try our handy quiz. Don’t forget to share what you’re planning to read in the comments, and let us know how it’s going. You’ve got between now and May 30th to read your award-winner.

Happy reading!

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7 responses to “16 in ’16: Read an Award Winner”

  1. Amy Keyes says:

    This part of the challenge has perfect timing because one of my book clubs is reading Olive Kitteridge for May. 😀

    • Jocelyn says:

      Amy, it’s always so nice when things work out like that! How do you like the book so far? I’ve put it on hold because it sounded interesting.

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  3. Lindsey says:

    This has been one of my favorite displays to create for the library! I’ve discovered so many hidden gems from the Booker Prize and National Book Award lists especially, namely because many award winners from decades past are no longer prominent in the public eye. I haven’t decided yet which award winning title I will read, but the possibilities are endless! Thanks for all these links, Jocelyn.

  4. Serena Stucki says:

    My son recommended Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I listened to the e-audio book, which is read by Wil Wheaton, and I really enjoyed it. Ready Player One is set in the dystopian future of 2044, where teen Wade Watts spends much of his time in the “globally networked virtual reality” of the OASIS to escape from the reality of his life in the slums. One does not have to be into video games to enjoy this book, there is a lot of 1980’s pop culture.
    It was a fun listen and I highly recommend the audiobook. Ready Player One was winner of the ALEX and Prometheus Awards in 2012.

    • Marina says:

      Ready Player One is a favorite audio among many of the staff. It’s one of my favorites, too. Very meta to have Wil Wheaton read it and also be mentioned in the book, too. 😉

  5. Dorothy says:

    I just finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. It won the 2014 Pulitzer for fiction. What an engrossing story. Reminded me of a Dickens novel and I learned quite a bit about art history and restoration as well. The story left me quite happy at the end.

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